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#S4HANA customer series: Century old manufacturer in Asia is taking steps towards the future with SAP S/4HANA

SAP S/4 HANA helps customers run simple in a digital and complex world. Many global companies have adopted SAP S/4HANA to become a Live business and a model digital enterprises. In this series we will show the value S/4HANA can bring with the help of examples businesses who already took to road to SAP S/4HANA.


The digital era has revolutionized the modern business landscape so much so that enterprises are now keen to embrace digital transformation in order to run simple. SAP S/4HANA is the powerful platform that meets demands of the high velocity enterprises to streamline their business processes and help them run live. A company with more than 130 years of rich legacy with diverse business interests in automotive batteries, home and industrial appliance like water pumps, generator, industrial forklifts and agro solar water pumping systems embarked on SAP S/4HANA journey to transform itself digitally.

The customer planned the go-live in two phases with 6 company codes each –the first phase covered SAP Fiori and Embedded Analytics along with five business modules – Finance, Procure to Pay, Plan to Product, Quality Management, and Plant Maintenance. The upcoming second phase is scheduled for September 2016 and will include the more complex company codes.

The overall scope of implementation for this customer covers the following areas:

  • Material Management (MM)
  • Sales and Distribution (SD)
  • Production Planning (PP)
  • Quality Management (QM)
  • Plant Maintenance (PM)
  • Controlling (CO)
  • Country Specific

Business Value addition with SAP S/4HANA

The SAP Activate methodology helps businesses to start fast, build smart and run simple. This proved true, as the customer was able to speed up the deployment and implementation overall – starting from project kick-off through fit-gap analysis to go-live and beyond. The SAP Fiori screen improved the look and feel of the user interface.

Thus, the usability and user adoption became better. By using Embedded Analytics, the customer could now opt for real time contextualized insights that support proactive decision making. Furthermore, the customer was also able to achieve a complete functional fit with the standard functionality that SAP S/4HANA on-premise edition offered.

This success story proves that enterprises with a rich legacy like this one is also keen to keep pace with digitization in order to attain unprecedented levels of business agility.

This is only one of many examples that proves SAP S/4HANA delivers the value needed to lead your business through the digital transformation. Find more success stories here and stay tuned for more parts of this #S4HANA customer series.

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Find more Success Stories here and stay tuned for more parts of this #S4HANA customer series.

#S4HANA customer series: S/4 leads the transformation – THE collection

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      Thanks Sven. Quite interesting for use to read this blog.

      Can you please share success stories or implementation story (module wise/ Line of business wise) in Mining, glass, metal,iron, steel, cement, automobile, chemical, pharma, Consumer goods, construction, oil & gas industry, electronics, robotics, automation industry. so that every person will get benefited.. Thanking you.